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Dual Processor & SCSI drives

By good'n ·
Hey folks....
Crazy question ....but someoneplease help..
I have an IBM 5500M20 server running RAID 5.
I just recently installed another processor on this server....after the initial installation I ran UPTOMP.exe from the NT resource kit....when this had completly ran I recieved a message stating that the dual processor had been installed properly....restart for these changes to take affect. So without further thought I restarted my server. When rebooting began I got an error message statingthat the NTFS.sys file was missing or corrupt. So I tried to boot to last known good config. luck...I tried to boot to VGA mode...get the same error message. I searched this error message on Tech net and found an article that implied to one either re-install OS or setup a parallel NT installation on a seperate partition......This would be great but when trying to install from NT 4.0 server CD I get an insufficient drive space or that no hard drives can be found.
I have checked the SCSI BIOS and all drives report (0-4), ran FDISK just to see if these partitions would report....they did.
I have a good backup and don't mind to rebuild the box but my problem lies in NT setup not being able to see this disk space.

Do any of you guru'shave any suggestions?
Thanks in advance....Happy New Year

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by RSP In reply to Dual Processor & SCSI dri ...

Might sound crazy, but I had similar problems on a machine when the Parallel port was set to anything other than standard (ECP/EPP...). It was down to the fact that the extended versions grabbed some IO space that the SCSI controller used.

Another thing to try is the parallel install - make sure you've got the correct drivers on floppy and press F6 whilst booting the NT CD (as soon as you see a blue screen) to specify using "alternative drivers"


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